FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Guitarist Interviewed On Australia's 'The Racket'; Audio Available

Guitarist Zoltan Bathory of Los Angeles metallers FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH was recently interviewed by Andrew Haug of Triple J's "The Racket" (based in Australia). Listen to the program in streaming audio at the Triple J web site: Windows Media, Real Media (NOTE: The Zoltan Bathory interview begins around the 39-minute mark). Check out the program's entire playlist at this location.

Another new FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH track, entitled "Bulletproof", is available for streaming on the MySpace page of the U.K. branch of Spinefarm Records. The song comes off the band's sophomore album, "War Is The Answer", which is scheduled for release on September 22 via Prospect Park Records. The CD was produced by the band and Kevin Churko (OZZY OSBOURNE, IN THIS MOMENT), and was mixed by Randy Staub (METALLICA, MÖTLEY CRÜE, NICKELBACK). According to a press release, "the record evolves the band's already mature sound, ranging from the undeniable melodies in 'Hard to See' to the brutally nihilistic 'Burn It Down' [available for streaming below] — destined to please fans both new and old."

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's new single, "Hard To See", is available for streaming at RevolverMag.com. Bathory stated about the track, "It's about seemingly irresolvable differences. It's valid in just about any setting: politics, religion, relationships… Everything is 'only an opinion' based on limited information, yet people sometimes get attached to their point of views to the extreme…in fact, to the point they would launch wars over them."

Regarding the upcoming CD, Bathory stated, "In terms of the overall style, I would say that we've continued the journey we started on the first album, so there's a healthy balance of melody and aggression, and as always we concentrated on writing strong metal songs in the traditional sense. There's some epic moments on the record, and there's some straight-up home-wreckers, too. All I can say is, those who liked our first album are going to LOVE this one!"

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's next album will follow up its 2007 debut, "The Way Of The Fist", which has sold around 340,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

The CD produced three singles, including "Stranger Than Fiction" and "Never Enough".

"Burn It Down", a brand new song from FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, can be streamed using the widget below (courtesy of MetalInsider.net).

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